Wednesday, August 06, 2014

the other side

the other side

August 6, 2014


This week's challenge selection is the other side by Kathy.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

I thought I'd explore what it looks like on the other side of the camera.  So, I set one up for a macro, then I set another one up on a tripod, manually focused on the face of the lens and triggered it with a wireless remote.

I also showed what it looks like from behind the simple hide I constructed for birding. It's a cheap remnant of black cloth, duct taped to the back door, with an asterisk cut to poke the lens hood through.  This way, if I sit patiently, I can catch birds coming to the feeder at the edge of my deck.

If that lens looks odd, it's because I reversed it, showing the other side.  A reversed lens is a hack to get closer for macro photography.

the other side of a lens, showing the aperture leaves


the other side of my bird "hide" in the kitchen

the other side of... me!  So this is what I look like, eh?

this is what I was looking at in the selfie


7 comments:

katney said...

Got you thinking, didn't I?

imac said...

Nice thinking Batman.
Watch this Birdie.

Lew said...

Nicely done and a self portrait! And a nice capture of the inner workings of a lens. I tried a selfie of the back of my camera with mirrors - just could not get the mirrors aligned properly.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Nicely done Craver, I like the photo with you in focus.

George said...

I really like your photo essay on this theme. You did a great job.

Happyone said...

Very clever. : )

lime said...

i think your interpretation was very clever and i love the results!